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Subtract 15/45 from 1/6

1/6 - 15/45 is -1/6.

Steps for subtracting fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 6 and 45 is 90
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 6 × 15 = 90,
    1/6 = 1 × 15/6 × 15 = 15/90
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 45 × 2 = 90,
    15/45 = 15 × 2/45 × 2 = 30/90
  4. Subtract the two fractions:
    15/90 - 30/90 = 15 - 30/90 = -15/90
  5. After reducing the fraction, the answer is -1/6

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